Monday, October 03, 2005


After Tom DeLay was indicted by a Texas grand jury, he said that he had done nothing wrong and that he would be found innocent.

Well, now Tommy-boy has even more problems.

Another grand jury in Texas has indicted DeLay on charges of money laundering.
From the Associated Press:

Grand Jury Indicts DeLay On New Charge

By APRIL CASTRO, Associated Press Writer

A Texas grand jury indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on a new charge of money laundering Monday, less than a week after another grand jury leveled a conspiracy charge that forced DeLay to temporarily step down as House majority leader.

Both indictments accuse DeLay and two political associates of conspiring to get around a state ban on corporate campaign contributions by funneling the money through a political action committee to the Republican National Committee in Washington.

The RNC then sent back like amounts to distribute to Texas candidates in 2002, the indictment alleges.

The new indictment came hours after DeLay's attorneys filed a request to dismiss the case. That request argued that the conspiracy charge was based on a law that was not effective until 2003, the year after the alleged money transfers.

The judge who will preside in DeLay's case was out of the country on vacation and could not rule on the request. Other state district judges declined to rule on the request in his place, said Colleen Davis, a law clerk to Austin attorney Bill White, also represents DeLay.

In this photo provided by FOX News, Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, appears during the taping of 'FOX News Sunday' at the FOX studios in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005. DeLay pledged on Sunday to take an active role in the Republican leadership despite being forced out as majority leader because of criminal conspiracy charges in Texas (AP Photo/FOX News Sunday, Freddie Lee) MANDATORY CREDIT: FREDDIE LEE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY
Poor Tommy looks sooo tired of being picked on.
Problems on top of problems for Rep. Tom DeLay.
Dontcha all feel sorry for him?

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